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SF 638 - Amends Judicial Commission Selection - Iowa Key Vote

Carrie Koelker voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Judicial Commission Selection

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-16) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Judicial Commission Selection

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the judicial commission selection process.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the governor to appoint 9 eligible electors to the state judicial nominating commission without reference to political affiliation. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the state senate (Sec. 46).

  • Specifies that the judicial appointments will be in staggered terms of 6 years each and will begin and end in even-numbered years (Sec. 46).

  • Requires the governor to appointment at least 1 commissioner from each congressional district and there may be no more than 2 commissioners from a single congressional district unless each congressional district has at least 2 commissioners appointed by the governor (Sec. 46).

  • Prohibits a commissioner who has served a full 6-year term on the state judicial nominating commission to be appointed to a second 6-year term (Sec. 46).

  • Prohibits anyone who holds an office of profit from being appointed as a commissioner (Sec. 46).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (53-45) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Judicial Commission Selection

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the judicial commission selection process.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the governor to appoint 9 eligible electors to the state judicial nominating commission without reference to political affiliation. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the state senate (Sec. 46).

  • Specifies that the judicial appointments will be in staggered terms of 6 years each and will begin and end in even-numbered years (Sec. 46).

  • Requires the governor to appointment at least 1 commissioner from each congressional district and there may be no more than 2 commissioners from a single congressional district unless each congressional district has at least 2 commissioners appointed by the governor (Sec. 46).

  • Prohibits a commissioner who has served a full 6-year term on the state judicial nominating commission to be appointed to a second 6-year term (Sec. 46).

  • Prohibits anyone who holds an office of profit from being appointed as a commissioner (Sec. 46).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-18) -

Title: Amends Judicial Commission Selection

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Judicial Commission Selection

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